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_____ is an act or process of presenting arguments to move, motivate, or change your audience.

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Manipulation
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Persuasion
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Motivation
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Coercion
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Affiliation
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The text suggests that rather than viewing a speech as a means to get everyone to agree with you, look at the concept of _____, a system of assessing the extent to which audience members respond to a persuasive message.

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measurable gain
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gatekeeping
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marginal gain
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framing
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ratings
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Knowledge of a product, field, trends in the field, and even research can make a salesperson more effective by the appeal to the principle of _____.

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reciprocity
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consensus
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scarcity
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liking
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authority
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A persuasive speech addressed to a group of eighth graders asking them to not start taking tobacco and drugs in the future is an example of a call to action with _____ as its goal.

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adoption
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espousal
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suspension
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deterrance
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discontinuance
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None of the above
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An elevator speech:
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is not a full sales pitch.
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cannot be a formal event.
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is generic and nonspecific by definition.
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should rattle off as much information as possible in a short time.
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should present a “canned” thirty-second advertising message.
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None of the above
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_____ are brief statements that zero in on the point of a larger or longer message and are often excised from interviews and articles, and presented apart from the context in which they were originally written or spoken.
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Slogans
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Sound bites
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Attention statements
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Statements of purpose
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Expositions
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None of the above
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The business stage of a telephone conversation:
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is where the purpose and tone of the conversation are established.
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forms the substance of conversation
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signals that business is concluded.
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sees greetings being reciprocated.
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has both parties identifying themselves.
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In a meeting, this is a list of it ems for discussion and action.
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Adjournment
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New business
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Reports
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Good of the order
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Roll call
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None of the above
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A media interview:
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cannot be seen as a positive opportunity.
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is an informational interview.
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is not necessarily for the purpose of broadcasting.
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should be avoided, if possible.
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can give you an edge of credibility
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All of the above
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None of the above
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P erforming the role of introducing a person does not follow any of the rhetorical principles seminal to a business writing course.
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 _____ are words, sounds, or images that compel the audience to pass them along.
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Hyperlinks
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Viral messages
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Text messages
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Viruses
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Instant messages
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None of the above
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Which of the following statements about the importance of communication is true?
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Communication cannot be learned.
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Communication skills are mostly relevant to high-skilled jobs.
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Communication skills have little impact on promotion potential.
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Communication improves with effort, persistence, and self-correction.
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All of the above
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None of the above
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Ethics refers to a set of principles or rules for correct conduct.
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According to the text, when a word stands in for the actual event, but is not the event itself, it can be described as a _____.
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code
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symbol
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concept
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language
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sound
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None of the above
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How can a communicator ensure that he uses concrete terms and examples so that his audience grasps his message better?
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By utilizing arbitrary words
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By employing a high level of abstraction
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By opting for a base level of abstraction
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By using symbolic words
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All of the above
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None of the above
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Self-concept is a composite of one’s self-image and self-esteem.
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Characteristics categorized as “Male,” “Female,” “Under 20 years of age,” “Senior citizen,” and “College graduates” would constitute:
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technological tools.
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geographic factors.
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historical trends.
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demographic traits.
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topographic traits.
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None of the above
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While writing, George only pays attention to information that reinforces his existing beliefs, and ignores or discredits information that contradicts his beliefs. This implies that George is guilty of:
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critical language.
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confirmation bias.
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sexist language.
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gender bias.
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abstraction.
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None of the above
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Business writing often involves communication via words and symbols in ways that meet audience expectations; in many cases, the audience needs to be able to _____ the content, and _____ is secondary.
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skim, understanding
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access, credibility
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analyze, reading
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like, precision
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use, accuracy
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A thesis statement should be a declarative statement, be a complete sentence, use specific language, be a single idea, and reflect consideration of the audience.
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Which of the following statements is true?
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While paraphrasing you can give due credit, but your citation will be more informal. While paraphrasing, your writing should parrot the original passage and merely substitute synonyms for words in the original.
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Verbatim quoting invariably attracts charges of plagiarism.
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Since summarizing is an act of reductionism, the original richness in detail that surrounds the original can be maintained.
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While paraphrasing, if you are satisfied that your expression of the concept can stand on its own merit, you can use it without citing the source.
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All of the above
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None of the above
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While discussing strategies to clarify your writing style, the author urges you to “count the number of conjunctions (such as “and”) in your document.” What specifically is the author hoping to achieve with this strategy?
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Delete repetitious words
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Evaluate clichés
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Break up long sentences
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Eliminate archaic expressions or references
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All of the above
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None of the above
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_____ refers to how information is presented in a document. This can be done by using various margins, line justifications, and templates.
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Visual aids
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Typefaces
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White space
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Paragraphs
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None of the above
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Unlike an e-mail that can support an attachment, the letter cannot have additional documents delivered with it.
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According to the text, which part of a persuasive sales message is calculated to make the sale, make the receiver remember you, and incorporates important information, like a contact phone number?
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Attention statement
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Introduction
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Body
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Conclusion
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Residual message
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None of the above
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Sometimes, a speech may have more than one purpose.
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Unselected True
Incorrect
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When giving a speech you need to show your audience respect and honor rules by working within the time limits. Hence, you should present just the key points by:
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narrowing your topic.
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providing an abundance of background information.
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stretching the time limit.
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expanding the scope of the speech.
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omitting to credit sources.
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All of the above
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None of the above
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In the Middle East and Latin America, the rules are generally understood by everyone, and people from these cultures tend to be more accommodating to small differences and are less concerned about whether or not everyone plays by the same rules. This implies that these cultures exhibit a(n):
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prejudiced mindset
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goal-oriented attitude
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explicit context
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implicit context
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discriminatory stance
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None of the above
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When you ask your boss if your project was approved by the client and he responds with a thumbs-up sign, he is using the non-verbal expression of:
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adaptors.
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complementing.
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masking.
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emblems.
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All of the above
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None of the above
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The text specifically recommends recording and viewing a video of oneself speaking as a way of:
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improving videography skills.
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using visual aids.
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revising the explicit content of your speech.
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observing one’s verbal communication.
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watching audience reactions.
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None of the above
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Discuss the difference between active voice and passive voice.

Which of these is the preferred style by business communication resources?

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Shanna's answers

An active voice is a clear choice for a variety of contexts but not all.  A passive voice allows the writer to avoid personal references or personal pronouns to create a more objective tone. Business communication resources tend to recommend active voice as a preference. 

Word count: 45 words
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Share what you have learned from this course and how it has helped you both personally and

professionally in the area of communication.  (150 WORDS MINIMUM)

(20pts)
Shanna's answers

This course has helped me to learn how to effectively communicate in business and in general.  I have learned that both verbal and nonverbal communication is important when I'm writing and or speaking to a person or person's.  The most interesting chapter for me was Chapter 17 about bad news.  I never knew it was method to bringing forth bad news to a person.  Throughout the course I have learned to communicate in various ways that will help me as I move into my managerial position.  Being a communicator who communicates effectively is essential to good business.  I will take these communication skills and exercise them as I deal with customers and co workers.  I understand that I represent my organization and communicating well is a reflection on them.  This course will probably help me more than any other course I have taken or will take at Talladega.  I have enjoyed you as my professor!

Word count: 155 words

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